Financial Aid, Cancellations & Refunds

Financial Aid Policies

The Northwest School awards financial aid based on the demonstrated need of the family. Further, only U.S. citizens and resident aliens residing within the Greater Seattle/King County area are eligible for financial aid for Summer Camp. 

Because funding is limited, and we wish to provide aid to as many campers as possible, awards will be limited to one session of camp. Please note that aid is only available for Full or Half Day registrations (not boarding).


Campers and families can qualify for financial aid in a number of ways:

  • Eligible for free or reduced lunch
  • Qualify for SNAP or WIC benefits
  • Qualify for Medicaid or CHIP
  • Child in Foster Care
  • Other state or federal assistance benefits

How to Apply

Please download and submit the following application.

2019 Financial Aid Application

All applications for aid are due to the summer camp office by April 15. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis as long as funds are available.

If you are a current or incoming NWS family who will be receiving aid for the next academic year, you do NOT need to complete this application. Instead, please contact the Summer Camp Director for directions on how to proceed. Priority will be given to requests made by April 15. Awards will match the percentage you receive for the academic year. Requests received after April 15 will be considered based on available funds.

Cancellations and Refunds

All cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Summer Camp Director.

  • Registration deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Cancellations made:
    • Before June 1: Full refund, less the deposit
    • After June 1, but more than 2 weeks prior to camp: 50% refund
    • Less than 2 weeks prior to camp: No Refund
  • Material fees, Airport Transportation fees, and Medical Insurance fees are not refundable if cancelled less than two weeks prior to the start of the camp session.
  • International campers needing visas to enter the U.S., will receive a full refund (less the deposit) if their visas are denied, regardless of the date. We may ask for written proof of the denial.

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